Category Archives: Museums

McCrae House renovations start November 28

November 30, 2017

The McCrae House National Historic Site is undergoing renovations that start on November 28. Renovations include electrical and technology upgrades to the coach house to support educational programming, a storage room and repainting, exterior lighting projects and washroom renovations. City staff are also considering the replacement of perimeter fencing in the backyard of McCrae House. The City’s Heritage Planner, forestry advisers and accessibility staff have been engaged with the process. Every effort will be made by the City to protect and preserve shared neighbourhood trees and historical features. Construction schedule Construction starts on November 28 and will wrap up in March 2018, weather permitting. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. For more information Tammy Adkin, Manager of Guelph… Continue reading McCrae House renovations start November 28

City of Guelph expands cenotaph Roll of Honour

November 9, 2017

Cenotaph names remember soldiers who died during active military service Guelph, Ont., November 9, 2017 – The names of 31 soldiers who served and died during the first and second World Wars will be added to the Guelph Roll of Honour cenotaph in 2018, decades after making the ultimate sacrifice. In 2014, the City of Guelph received inquiries from community members regarding names of military personnel they considered to be missing from the cenotaph.  This prompted the City to put a call out to  the community to submit names of members of the Canadian Forces from Guelph, who died as a result of their military service, and who are not  already identified on the Roll of Honour. The call for submissions generated 78 names that… Continue reading City of Guelph expands cenotaph Roll of Honour

Ontario Museum Association announces 2016 Awards of Excellence Recipients

November 4, 2016

Media release from Ontario Museum Association Mississauga, Ont., Friday, November 4, 2016 – On Thursday, November 3, the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) presented the 2016 Awards of Excellence at the Novotel Mississauga during the OMA Annual Conference. This year’s conference, Towards the Future: Diversity and Inclusion, bring together more than 200 museum professionals and stakeholders from across Ontario to learn, explore, network, and celebrate their accomplishments. As the OMA moves towards a future in which Ontario’s musumes have achieved their full potential as organizations that enrich people’s lives and help build vibrant and engaged communities, the Awards of Excellence are an opportunity for the sector to recognize institutions and individuals who are leading the way in making this vision a reality. Congratulations to the following… Continue reading Ontario Museum Association announces 2016 Awards of Excellence Recipients

#GuelphCulture in full force for Culture Days

September 20, 2016

Culture Days takes place nationally and locally September 30 to October 2 Guelph, Ont., September 20, 2016 –  Guelph will  host  more than 30 activities, events and exhibitions as part of the seventh annual Culture Days celebrations running from September 30 through October 2 across the city. The Guelph Arts Council is working in partnership with the City to coordinate with individual artists, cultural groups and organizations to offer a weekend full of free arts and culture happenings. “Culture Days is an opportunity to celebrate the artists and cultural groups who contribute to our great creative city, and for residents to get involved,” says Patti Broughton, executive director of Guelph Arts Council. “During this weekend, our creative community can share their inspiring work and residents… Continue reading #GuelphCulture in full force for Culture Days

John McCrae statue unveiled in Guelph

June 25, 2015

Bronze sculpture represents major addition to City’s public art collection Guelph, ON, June 25, 2015 – Today, the City of Guelph and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery unveiled and dedicated a bronze statue of John McCrae—commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Guelph native’s famous war poem, In Flanders Fields. Remember Flanders, by renowned Canadian sculptor Ruth Abernethy, is the second casting of an identical statue located at the National Artillery Memorial in Ottawa. “This beautiful piece of art reflects the pride that Guelph has always felt at being the birthplace of John McCrae—a pride that has deepened this year as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of In Flanders Fields,” said Mayor Cam Guthrie. The public ceremony, which took place at the Guelph Civic Museum,… Continue reading John McCrae statue unveiled in Guelph